alumni newsletter - Murray State College
FALL 2010 Murray State College
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ALUMNI NEWSLETTER The MSC Alumni Association enables the College to promote a life-long relationship
between MSC and its graduates, and it enables us to promote a continuing fellowship
among the alumni themselves.
If you would like to join the Alumni Association or would like more information, please
call the MSC Office of Development and External Relations at (580) 371-2371, ext. 136
Looking for more information or ways to Support MSC ? Please contact Judy Huston,
Director of Development and External Relations at (580)371-2371 x 136.
Murray State College
Commemorative Bricks The Commemorative brick program is an important part of the Alumni Association. Alum and friends can purchase an inscribed brick in their own names or to honor a loved one. Each commemorative brick costs $25.00 and has up to two lines, with a maximum of 14 characters per line – each space represents one character. The bricks will be inlaid in the sidewalk around the new student services building. If you are interested in purchasing a brick(s), please contact Jennifer Powell at (580) 371‐
2371 Ext. 137. Checks or Cashier’s Checks should be made payable to: Murray State College Foundation, One Murray Campus, Tishomingo, Oklahoma 73460 Name on Brick: _____________________________ (first line) __________________________________ (second line) Name on Brick: _____________________________ (first line) __________________________________ (second line) From Here . . . Go Anywhere.
Call or write your legislators to support MSC! WWW.MSCOK.EDU Four to be inducted into the Oklahoma Music Hall of Fame
A “Star Search” grand prize winner, a drummer with platinum album sales, a pioneer for women in country music, and the official “Oklahoma Balladeer” will be inducted into the Oklahoma Music Hall of Fame in November. Sam Harris, Jamie Oldaker, Jean Shepard, and our own MSC 1954 graduate, Les Gilliam, will join the ranks of honorees as the 2010 class of inductees. SCOTT LANDGRAF WITH LES GILLIAM
"The Oklahoma Balladeer" Les Gilliam is the official “Oklahoma Balladeer,”
so designated by the Oklahoma State Legislature
in 1998. He is a native of Gene Autry, Oklahoma
and is a singer, songwriter, and recording artist.
He was recently included in a new book
“Distinguished Oklahomans.” In 2005, Les
received the most prestigious award in Western
Music by receiving the coveted “Wrangler Award”
from the National Cowboy and Western Heritage
Museum in Oklahoma City. In 2006, he was
nominated for the Oklahoma Music Hall of Fame.
Also in 2006 Les received the Governor’s Arts
Award from the Governor of the State of
Oklahoma for his many years of entertaining
Oklahomans and keeping western music alive. In
2008, Les received the “Lifetime Achievement
Award” from the Gene Autry Museum in his
hometown. He is currently based in Ponca City,
Oklahoma and entertains as a solo act with his
guitar, with his trio, or with his band, The Silver
Lake Band. The Les Gilliam Trio includes Jeanne
Cahill, Jerome Campbell and Les. His great band
includes former Bob Wills Texas Playboy Smiley
Weaver on Steel Guitar, Ponca City native and
long time Kay Country favorite Don Long on
drums, country fiddler and top-notch vocalist
Jerald Ritter, and the Pride of Winfield, Kenny
Glasgow on bass. For the past few years, Les has
done over 100 shows per year.
Fall 2010 EVENTS VOL. # 1 ISSUE #2
Murray State College 16 Annual
President’s Invitational Golf Tournament
At Tishomingo Golf and Recreation Club
October 9, 2010
5-PERSON, 18-HOLE SCRAMBLE
• Teams Drawn by Handicap
• Limited Field – Entry Deadline: September 24, 2010
• NO Exceptions to Entry Deadline; Alternates will be Added
• NO High School or Collegiate Golfers
• NO Individuals Under 21 Years of Age Allowed to Attend
• Pick Paul on Hole 4/Greenie Bets on Hole 7
• Absolutely no requests will be granted for team partners; all
teams will be drawn October 9, 2010.
TIME TO HOOP IT UP!
ENTRY FEE: $125.00 PER PLAYER
• Includes Green Fee, Cart, 2 Team Mulligans, 5 on 9, Poker
Golf, Tee Jar Guessing Game
• Registration: 8:00 a.m.; Team Drawings: 8:30 a.m.; Tee Off:
CASH AND PRIZES AWARDED FOR:
• Finishers in 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Place
• Closest to Pin/Longest Drive/Poker Golf/Tee Jar Guessing
PRIZES AWARDED FOR ANY HOLE IN ONE ON:
• Holes 4, 7, 13, and 16
BREAKFAST AND LUNCH PROVIDED/FREE
• Lunch is Available for Non-Players at a Cost of $5.00
REMAINING PROCEEDS GO TO MSC ATHLETIC
You won’t want to miss the action this season. Join us as we kick off our basketball season at our first home game:Women’s, Tuesday, October 19 th against OCC and Men’s, Tuesday, November 9 th against Bacone JV at 5:00p.m. Fall 2010 MURRAY STATE COLLEGE
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Former MSC standout Managing Seattle pros
Former Murray State College baseball player Daren Brown has been promoted to interim manager of the Seattle Mariners following the recent
firing of Don Wakamatsu. Brown played two years at Murray State College. He was recruited by Rick Ridley out of Moss High School in the
class of 1984. Brown was part of the best recruiting classes ever at MSC. During Brown’s first season at MSC, the team won their first 20
games. During Brown’s second year at MSC, the team was in the regionals at Tulsa. The son of big leaguer Paul Brown and nephew of Jackie
Brown, he was drafted as a pitcher in the 29th round of the 1989 amateur draft by the Toronto Blue Jays and pitched in their chain for four
years. After a few years playing with the independent league Amarillo Dillas, he became a player/manager for the club in 1998. He was the
Texas-Louisiana League Pitcher of the Year in 1995, 1997 and 1998, and made the league’s all-star team from 1995 to 1998. He was the Manager of the Year in 1999. Since 2001 Brown has managed in the Seattle Mariners system, including Triple-A Tacoma for the past four years.
He has also managed the San Bernardino Stampede, the Wisconsin Timber Rattlers, the Inland Empire 66ers and the San Antonio Missions.
From Here . . . Go Anywhere.
One Murray Campus Tishomingo, OK 73460 WWW.MSCOK.EDU